As promised, I am uploading a new image taken right before the storms set in last week. Its a shot taken from the steps leading down to Steamers Lane looking at the wharf.
Thanks so much for the feedback you have sent. I’m trying really hard to make the best images I can. Some asked me what camera gear I am using… I have a Canon Rebel XSi I use the stock 18 to 55mm lens that came with the camera, but also have a 50mm prime lens that give me nicer depth of field when needed. At this point my goal would be to move to the next level in camera gear, a Canon 5D mkII, since the lenses I have will work with it, and will give me the next level of control especially in lower light situations. I do know, and always remember that its not the camera that makes the images its the photographer. I don’t have to have the latest greatest, I can do with what I have and can continue to get better with what I have (but boy, new toys sure are nice to have.). I strive to sell enough of my images to allow me to upgrade my camera to the next level.
Anyway, enough about dreams… On to the wharf project. I have the pictures in hand (at least some of them) and man are they cool. My original plan of scanning and retouching the images I needed has blown into a larger project in itself. The photos are in an older album and the acid is causing them to fade. I need to get them out of the album and scan them and put them into an acid free album for preservation.